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Published On: Sat, Apr 22nd, 2017

‘The Graduate’ returns to cinemas for 50th anniversary on April 23 and April 26

The Graduate is back on the big screen for two days this April in a new 50tth anniversary restoration, a rare theatrical presentation as part of the year-long TCM Big Screen Classics series. Audiences will also be treated to specially-produced commentary from Turner Classic Movies (TCM) host Ben Mankiewicz, both before and after the feature.

Adrift after college, 20-year-old Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) is seduced by much-older family friend Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft) in director Mike Nichols’ 1967 The Graduate, the picture that captured the mood of a generation, catapulted Hoffman to super-stardom and garnered seven Oscar nominations, including a Best Director win for Nichols.

Benjamin is the proto-Millennial, who is torn between his girlfriend, Elaine Robinson (Katharine Ross), and her mother, each of whom fills the void he feels after entering the real world. Turning its lens on life during the social and political turmoil of the late ’60s and supported by an iconic soundtrack by Simon & Garfunkel and Oscar®-winning composer Dave Grusin, The Graduate is as relevant today as it was when it debuted 50 years ago.

Sunday, April 23, 2017; 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (local time)
Wednesday, April 26, 2017; 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (local time)

Tickets for The Graduate can be purchased online by visiting FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 700 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Official synopsis from original press release: TCM Big Screen Classics: The Graduate 50th Anniversary (1967) Sunday, April 23, and Wednesday, April 26

Dustin Hoffman delivers a Hollywood rarity: a true star-making performance as the confused, floundering Benjamin Braddock. He’s a new college graduate who seems to have no ambition in life until he crosses paths with the very married Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft). The biggest box office surprise of the decade, The Graduate was an Oscar winner for director Mike Nichols (among its seven nominations), and Simon & Garfunkel’s score started a new trend in movie soundtracks. The Graduate may be celebrating its 50th anniversary, but it remains as insightful, relevant and sharply funny as ever, and comes back to movie screens just in time for a new generation of graduates to learn the secret to success: Plastics.

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